December 24, 2008

Logical Constitutional Reform - Pardons

If the President orders Administration officials to perform an illegal act, and the Court convicts and sentences the officials, is it reasonable that the President should be able to pardon them?

This situation creates a de facto process for the President to operate illegally without facing any penalties if caught.

At the very least, the President's ability to pardon should be restricted to offenses that occurred before he became President... or four years before that, to cover illegal acts in election campaigns.

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